For London to grow, it needs an electricity distribution network that supports development.
London First’s Infrastructure Commission highlighted long-standing concerns from developers over the challenges that can be experienced in securing an electricity connection for new development. The fundamental problem is the shortage of spare capacity in the electricity distribution network in central London, combined with a regulatory framework that can constrain the effective forward funding of new infrastructure.
London First, along with the City of London and City Property Association, commissioned independent consultants to review the problems developers experience, identify their root cause and recommend potential solutions that would give London businesses a better service.
The findings of this report will be used to inform discussions with the licensed electricity distribution network operator and regulator, aiming to strengthen incentives to build additional capacity in central London on a more forward looking basis and to provide a high quality service.
London First Infrastructure Commission 2010 – We set up this expert commission to consider the challenges and opportunities involved in the provision of strategic infrastructure for London, including energy, water, waste, ICT and transport. Read more
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- Reports (1 documents)
- Delivering Power: The Future of Electricity Regulation in London's Central Business District (PDF, 1.16MB, March 2012)